People are saying AOC needs to get a restraining order against MTG after ‘confrontation’ in House

Sandra Salathe
Thursday 13 May 2021 19:26
Politics
Here's how people are reacting online to the AOC and Marjorie Taylor Greene confrontation(SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

There’s never a dull moment within the halls of Congress these days - especially when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is lurking around.

On Wednesday, Congress reportedly witnessed quite a showdown between Greene and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), when Greene confronted AOC and falsely accused her of supporting “terrorists.”

According to two Washington Post reporters, AOC was exiting the House chamber Wednesday afternoon when Greene shouted “Hey Alexandria” in an attempt to get her attention. When Ocasio-Cortez didn’t respond and continued walking, Greene picked up her pace, asking her why she supports antifa.

“You don’t care about the American people,” Greene shouted. “Why do you support terrorists and antifa?”

After the confrontation occurred, individuals on social media began urging Ocasio-Cortez to obtain a restraining order against Greene.

“@RepAOC must get a restraining order against verbal abuser @RepMTG. Greene’s cult can’t be trusted not to attack @AOC. Have we learned nothing from Jan 6 #Insurrection??” wrote one user.

“This is serious. AOC needs a restraining order and should press charges. Narcissistic rage doesn’t end peacefully, this is a jealous and vengeful person acting out their intentions. Pelosi needs to step in immediately,” wrote another.

During a news conference on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that the House Ethics Committee investigate the incident.

“It was reported to our office what happened as members were leaving the floors yesterday, the verbal assault and abuse of our colleague, congresswoman AOC. It’s so beyond the pale of anything that is in keeping with bringing honor to the House or not bringing dishonor to the House,” Pelosi said.

Unfortunately this isn’t Greene’s first altercation with a colleague. In January, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) moved her office away from Greene following a heated exchange. In addition, Greene received criticism in February, when posting an anti-transgender sign outside of her office. Greene’s office directly faces Rep. Marie Newman’s (D-IL) whose daughter is transgender.

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